Thursday, August 13, 2015

Knowing And Doing

In 1927 many businesses had difficulties that forced them to close. One was an insurance company in Savannah, Georgia. There were more than 500 stockholders who lost hundreds of thousands of dollars. The owner, a man named Mercer and his son, promised to repay each one of them.
Twenty eight years later the final debt was paid. Even though the father had died, the son paid each debt in full.
The son had become a famous songwriter and it was one of the songs he wrote that enabled him to pay the debts. The songwriter was Johnny Mercer and the song was “Accentuate the Positive.”
Choosing to do the right thing is often difficult, sometimes painful. There are times when it may mean the loss of money or some valued object. It may even cost a friendship with someone who is destroying our walk with the Lord. It may mean giving up a job that would cause us to compromise our honor. Honoring God always forces us to choose to do what He has asked us to do: obey His teachings. Knowing what is right is rarely the problem. Doing what is right, however, is. However, greater is He who is within us than he who is in the world.
Prayer: Lord, may we always honor You by honoring our word and living open and honest lives. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: 1 Chronicles 29:17 I know also, my God, that You test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness.

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